Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman said the franchise would wait for Cricket Australia’s decision on David Warner’s participation in the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, Australia Cricket team was hit by ball-tampering scandal in the recently concluded Test against South Africa.
“It’s very unfortunate what has happened in the Cape Town Test. As far as Sunrisers is concerned, it’s too early for us to comment. Because, it was, just which has happened the day before yesterday (Saturday). We will wait for the decision of Cricket Australia,” Laxman told PTI.
Facing severe backlash, Smith willingly gave up his captaincy at Rajasthan Royals. However, the script could pan out for Warner too.
Laxman reiterated that Hyderabad is not planning any harsh punishment against Warner.
“The information available at the moment is very limited. So, we will wait for further information. If at all, the need be, then we will discuss that. As far as Warner is concerned, he has been an exceptional leader for Sunrisers group,” Laxman said.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers, champions of IPL 2016, start their final leg of preparation from March 30. They have almost retained their core players during January’s auctions.
Talking about a potential leader if Warner loses his captaincy, Laxman admitted that Kane Williamson is a leader within the group.
Replying to a query, he said the introduction of DRS would help in getting the right decision as “one decision can change the fortune of the match, change the fortune of the tournament.”
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